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October 15, 2021
Block Party Block #18 "Pointed Square" Quickets Tutorial from Quilting Affection

It’s fun to look at different blocks and see different shapes and dimensions. This month's Block Party Block #18, "Pointed Square," does just that; you will find that it looks like it is two blocks, but it really is one block. 

Did you know that starting this month you can have these blocks delivered to your email box?  All you have to do is to sign up for my newsletter and on the 15th of the month, you will receive an email with the Free Block inside.  


You only need the Studio 180 Design Wing Clipper® I and ...

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October 8, 2021
Do you know that Studio 180 Design has Free Downables? from Quilting Affection

This week, I want to cover something that many people don’t know about the Studio 180 Design Website. 

It has a Free Downloadable page.  This page is a great resource, so I thought I would share it with you today.

To reach the Free Downloads page, just click on this link. If you are already on the Studio 180 Design website, click on the menu tab labeled “Free Downloads” under the Studio 180 Design header.

Once you are on the page, you will find many goodies to help you on your quilting journey.

Tool Instructions Section

Starting with the ...

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October 2, 2021
Rainbow Forest OBW #90 from If These Threads Could Talk

Rainbow Forest by Alexander Henry

I saw this fabric by Alexander Henry and just had to have it. It is a large print with a 24″ repeat and is full of vibrant colors. I knew I want to add a large star constructed from Star 60 & Quad 60 units.

I made 3″ finished Quad 60 and Star 60 units.

I thought I would incorporate this 12″ hexagon into my design as is.

But, I decided to add points turning it into a 24″ star by adding 6″ finished Quad 60’s for the points.

The photo’s above show how ...

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October 1, 2021
What Studio 180 Design Tools Should I start with? from Quilting Affection

 


As a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, I am asked many questions about the Studio 180 Design tools.  The number one question I’m asked is What Studio 180 Design Tools should I start with?

My response to this question is you should start with the essential tools. These tools are the Tucker Trimmer I, Wing Clipper I, and Square Squared tool.  The three tools will get you started with basic units that you will see in many quilt patterns and start most quilt projects.

Each tool is multisized with fine lines for accuracy. The tools come with detailed step-by-step ...

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September 24, 2021
Studio 180 Design Challenge Block Reveal from Quilting Affection

Over the last couple of months, several of the Studio 180 Design Certificated Instructors, including myself, have been participating in a Block Exploration Challenge.  Each month we design a block using a Studio 180 Design tool or technique, and every week we reveal a piece of the block on our Instagram pages.  

This month's blocks challenge was to design and make a block around the Shaded Four Patch.  This is a fun little Technique by Studio 180 Design

I decided to design my block, which I'm calling Entangled Octagon, to use this technique with a little kick. I ...

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September 22, 2021
There’s a Bat in the Belfry OBW #89 from If These Threads Could Talk

I have been on a journey this year to see how many stars and shapes I can place in a One Block Wonder.

Timeless Treasures Last Dance

I found this great fabric from Timeless Treasures called “Last Dance”. The Skeletons are about 6 1/2″ tall.

Octagons

Last Dance made some great octagons. I wanted to add a bat in my design also.

Moonlight Flight

My friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor Beth Sidley designs great patterns. I love Moonlight Flight and decided to use her bat for my quilt. You can purchase Moonlight Flight from her Etsy ...

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September 17, 2021
Block Party Block #17 Diamonds and More tutorial from Quilting Affection


If you are looking for some fun blocks that will allow you to practice your Studio 180 Design tools and skills.  Then you will want to check out my Block Party Blocks.  

On the 15th of each month, I release a new block pattern that you can download.  These blocks allow you to practice your skills and allow you to play with the tools. 

I recently made to change to the Block Party Block.  I used to make these only available in my Quilting Affection Groupies Facebook Group.  I also made a slight change in how I write my ...

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September 3, 2021
Journeys Month 12 – Quilt Assembly from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journey’s BOM – Month 12! This has been a spectacular year. You all have worked so hard. Thank you to Deb Luttrell, Founder of Stitchin Heaven, Deb Tucker, Creative Kingpin of Studio 180 Design, Marie Bostwick New York Times best selling author and Jason Yenter Fabric Designer & President of In the Beginning Fabrics for making this all possible. Now to assemble your quilts!

Note: WOF stands for width of fabric. This month you will assemble your quilt top and add the borders.

Gather the following ...

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Why Should I use the Studio 180 Design Tools? from Quilting Affection


When I started getting back into quilting about ten years ago, I found that I struggled with several areas. First, I was having problems with my points and corners not lining up. Then my finished quilt tops would have fullness in the centers and the borders. Second, I struggled to get my blocks to come out the right size and have everything line up for years. I tried various methods and different tools.


Then around five years ago, I attended one of the Schoolhouse sessions at Quilt Market (Quilt Industry Trade Show) and saw a demonstration of the Studio 180 ...

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September 2, 2021
Reviving My Blog! from Quilting Affection


I’m so happy to announce that I’m bringing my blog back full-time starting this Friday, September 3rd.  I’m taking a new approach to this blog; instead of random topics. I have decided to dedicate my blog to educate you on the Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design tools.

To give you a little background on me, I have been a Pattern Designer for over eight years. Five years ago, I found the Studio 180 Design tools and discovered game-changer tools that take your abilities to the next level. A year later, I became a Studio 180 Design ...

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August 11, 2021
Celestial Journey – OBW # 88 from If These Threads Could Talk

I love Josephine Wall’s art, her fabric panels are glorious. They make spectacular One Block Wonders.

Celestial Journey panel measures 35″ x 43″

These panels must have been either the beginning of the run or the last. The outer edges were off be about 1/2″. I focused on aligning the panels around the unicorn. The outer edges were mostly space so it was not crucial they be perfectly aligned. I cut my strips 3.75″ by WOF.

Celestial Journey, 76″ x 100″

I wanted to give my travelers a destination. I created a nearby galaxy for them consisting ...

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August 4, 2021
Journeys Month 11 – Victory Block: Part 2 from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome everyone to Stitchin Heavens Journey Month 11 BOM – Victory Block: Part 2. Time fly’s when you are having fun! This month you are learning to use Studio 180 Design Corner Pop tool.

Print 3

You will be popping off the corners of the of 52 Victory blocks from Month 10 and adding Print 3 to the corners.

Piecing Instructions

Step 1 – Position a Unit P from month 10 right side up with the point away from you on the cutting mat. On your Corner Pop® tool, find the 3” Cut Away Corners line. Position the 3” Cut Away ...

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July 21, 2021
DreamScapes – OBW #87 & Quad 60 from If These Threads Could Talk

I have had this panel by Artisan Spirit Dreamscapes by Ira Kennedy for Northcott for several years. The Dreamscapes panel measures 13″ x 20″. It came two in a panel, so I ended up with 14.

I partially completed the first set of 7 panels to show how to add the sections to the panel. I save this OBW classes.

I finally decided to complete the 2nd set of panels. I cut the strips 2 3/4″ for 4″ finished hexies. In hind site I wish I would have made them smaller. To add more hexies and enhance the hexies ...

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July 10, 2021
Spirit of Flight – OBW #86 from If These Threads Could Talk

One day, several months ago I received a text from my sister Marti in Arizona. She frantically wanted to know how panels were needed for a One Block Wonder (OBW). I quickly answered “7” panels were needed. I thought she must have a found a fabulous panel to work with. Then about a week later I a received a package from Marti.

Spirit of Flight by Josephine Wall

Marti had sent me 7 panels by Josephine Wall & 3 Wishes. I was obsessed and couldn’t wait to make this panel into a OBW. Marti said this would be me when ...

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July 5, 2021
Journeys Month 10 – Victory Block: Part 1 from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys BOM – Month 10 Victory Block: Part 1. This month you will be using Studio 180 Design V Block tool. Sarah Furrer is my helper this month.

Unit P, V Blocks will be cut from Print 1 & Print 4.

Piecing Instructions

Step 1 – Cut the Center Triangles from Print 4 strips. Lay the strip out and fold over the end of the strip as shown. Position the V Block® tool on the strip so that the Fold Line for Center Triangle is on the fold and the bottom of the strip ...

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June 27, 2021
Starget from If These Threads Could Talk

I just finished Studio 180 Design pattern “Starget” by Deb Tucker. This quilt finishes at 88″ x 104″. It requires V Block, Square/Squared, Wing Clipper I & Split Rects tools.

I made this quilt for my sister Mary. She came with me to every doctors appointment and every cancer treatment for nine months. Mary had to wait in the car during these (winter) appointments because of COVID restrictions. She loves this pattern and I was so happy to make it for her.

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June 23, 2021
Radioactive from If These Threads Could Talk

I obviously can’t get enough of 60 degree triangles. I decided to take a break from One Block Wonders to play with my Star 60 Tool and make Radioactive by Deb Tucker.

Shimmer Radiance

Northcott Fabrics provided me with Shimmer Radiance by Deborah Edwards. These fabrics are so beautiful with a soft luscious hand and saturated colors.

Radioactive uses Star 60 units for 12″ and 6″ triangle blocks. First I cut my side triangles for my 12″ Star 60 units, then the 6″ units.

Then I cut my Diamonds using my Star 60 tool.

6′ & 12″ Star ...

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June 15, 2021
Freedom Block - Block Party Block 14 from Quilting Affection

 

Hello everyone, I have an exciting way to play with the Studio 180 Design tools by making a block each month, which I call Block Party Blocks the blocks. Each block is released on the 15th of the month.  In the Patterns, you will receive instructions on making the blocks and how to use the blocks, such as a pillow, a table runner, or a table topper. This is a great way to practice your skills and play with the tools.

With that said, I want to introduce my latest Block Party Block #14, which I am calling Freedom ...

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June 3, 2021
Journeys Month 9 – Corner Beam from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven‘s Journeys BOM Month 9. You all have worked so hard. This month you will learn to use your Corner Beam tool. Sue Tucker & Naz are my helpers for Month 9.

You will be working with Print 1, 4 and 11 this month.

Cutting the Center Beams

Step 1 – Stack the 7” center beam squares up to 4 layers deep. Align the Center Beam Trim #1 line on your Corner Beam® tool and the 6” finished unit line (bottom edge of tool) with the raw edges of your stack of ...

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May 17, 2021
Precision Block Academy Open Registration Begins! from Quilting Affection


Are you feeling Overwhelmed, Not Confidence, and Uncertain in some of your quilting projects?

Do you have Studio 180 Design tools still sitting in the package and do not know how to use them?

Do you want to learn the Studio 180 Design tools and techniques but do not have a local quilt shop or Studio 180 Design Certified instructor to teach the tools?

New to quilting and what to learn more to expand your quilting knowledge.

Well, I have a solution to your problems that I’m So Super Excited about, and I can't wait to share it ...

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